Farm-City Week in Chipley

Nov. 16 – 23, 2016 is National Farm-City Week, a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of relationships between farmers, consumers, community leaders and everyone in between who contributes to our safe, abundant food supply.

Farm-City Week activities, introduced in 1955, involve educational programming to build interdependence between rural and urban citizens.

Farm-City Week is celebrated by agricultural organizations and other community groups across the country.  It’s traditionally celebrated the week before Thanksgiving.

In Florida, county Farm Bureaus often partner with schools and community groups to host award banquets, industry panels, farm tours, essay and poster contests, hands-on agricultural activities for students, food drives, farmers markets, proclamation events, community dinners and much more.

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 – 9:00 A.M., at the Washington County Agricultural Center, Chipley

Washington County residents are cordially invited to the annual Washington County Farm-City Event. This is an excellent opportunity for leaders in agriculture and business, as well as all county residents, to meet and learn about current agricultural- and natural resource-related enterprises in our county.

We will recognize our Farm Family of the Year and other community agricultural leaders; a tasty, full country breakfast will be served. Preregistration is appreciated.  For questions or to pre-register contact the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office, 850-638-6180.